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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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risers or higher drag bars

Hey guys,

I was looking online today, because I would like to get some drag bars that are a bit taller. I was looking around on MeanCycles.com and saw the tallest bar they had there was 8"

I measured my stock bars, and then appear to be 7.5", but I could just be measuring them wrong, I think its probably 8"

Do any of you know of any drag bars that sit a bit higher? Are tehre spacers anywhere that I can purchase? I'd of course prefer the first option though.

The bike in question is a 2009 Vulcan 900 Custom.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 04:06 PM
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These Scootworks risers (scroll down to the 900 riser kit) look good, install fast and really make a difference.

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I got some generic 2" risers from ebay..threaded them m10x1.25..total investment 20 bucks..already had the die to thread....

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I went with the scootworks two inch risers. Simple install and you no changes to the stock cables required. The risers gave a more comfortable position but I still needed some more pullback so I made some aluminum risers. I had to relocate all the cables behind the triple tree but I now have a very comfortable position.



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How much would you charge to make something like that for me?

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Sorry I retired and no longer have access to the machines. I can draw them out and send a sketch if that helps. You need a couple of pieces of aluminum stock, a drill press, and a Bridgeport mill.

I did consider these:

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...can_900_Custom

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I would be happy to whip up a set, if anyone is interested.
I own a one-man machining job shop including CNC milling, turning, and wire EDM; I have everything that would be needed.
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That would be great. Also depends how much as well.

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Here is another pic of the aluminum blocks. The bike is at the dealer for the next two weeks since my output shaft bearing went out. I can measure and make a sketch when I get it back.



I was going to go with some small apes but the rise and pullback I have now along with my backrest make for a comfortable ride. Click on the pic to see more.

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That would be great. Also depends how much as well.
It wouldn't be much at all; from what I can see in the pictures, there isn't much work involved in them.
Also depends on how many folks might be interested; prices come WAY down when machining multiples.

I'll hold off on firm pricing until I can see a sketch from Bluecruiser. At this point, I'm guessing $40.00 (maybe less) for just one set.

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